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Vodafone, Liberty Global welcome merger clearance

Vodafone Group and cable MSO Liberty Global have welcomed the conditional clearance by the European Commission of the two companies’ proposed merger of their operating businesses in the Netherlands to…

Liberty Global, All3Media original programming deal

International TV and broadband company Liberty Global and independent television, film and digital production and distribution company All3Media have agreed a major multi-territorial original programming partnership. The deal, for four…

Ofcom plans to ease multi-play switching

Customers of landline, broadband and pay-TV services would be able to switch from one network to another with greater ease and confidence, under proposals from UK comms regulator Ofcom. According…

Nielsen: Pay-TV losing 2.3% subs in 2016

The number of US pay-TV subscribers is down 2.3 per cent from last year according to estimates for August from Nielsen. The biggest losses are in cable networks.  Most impacted…

UK quad-play revenues set to triple

UK quad-play revenues set to triple

UK service providers will reap the benefits of consolidation and multiplay strategies in the coming years, with bundled subscriptions growing by 20 per cent, according to Strategy Analytics. From 2015…

ARRIS: “STBs not going away”

Bob Stanzione, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at entertainment and communications technologist ARRIS, has declared that the set-top box will remain a significant component of the company’s business for quite…

DirecTV, Dish to offer 4K Olympics

AT&T-owned pay-TV broadcaster DirecTV and Charlie Ergen’s Dish Network, as well as some users of Comcast’s giant cable system, will be able to watch some of the NBC transmissions of…

Wurl launches streaming cable TV network

Wurl, a specialist in streaming video services for pay TV operators, has confirmed the US launch of the Wurl Network – what it claims is the world’s first streaming cable…

Hinduja Group to merge cable TV, HITs biz

In a bid to consolidate its media investments, the Hinduja Group has decided to merge its cable television business IndusInd Media and Communication, with its Headend-in-the-Sky (HITs) business of Grant…

MobiTV launches Connect Platform

MobiTV, a global player in live and on-demand video delivery solutions, has announced the MobiTV Connect Platform, an IP video delivery solution which allows cable operators to significantly upgrade their…